Mind Science

   

Dreams Are Such Things...

Authors: K.Blackburn Jones

ABSTRACT Evolution, the working-out of animal ancestry, has largely been overlooked in the search to understand consciousness and dreaming. And, although both consciousness and dreaming have had their fair share of attention and experimentation they remain relatively unexplained. Dreaming and consciousness are usually described as phenomena. I want to bring them both closer to the real world as we know it. My desire is not to argue with academics but to urge them to investigate evolution further than has been done to-date. The one way to do this it seems, is to go back, perhaps billions of years, to try to imagine being a simple cellular mass, itching (for want of a better word), to survive. This exposition can only make an attempt to describe the progress of evolution. It contains simple conjecture arrived at through a mixture of common sense and logic. It will attempt to demonstrate why, and when, during the process of evolution these two phenomena/adaptations, plus other necessary adaptations, emerged; the probably order of each emergence; and posit their survival advantages.

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[v1] 2013-09-27 09:31:10 (removed)
[v2] 2013-10-10 06:26:13

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